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Competitions: Editor's Pick, 05.12.12

Birmingham’s Millennium Point, the Caravanserai community site and Springfield Park in Clapton. The Editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The RIBA has launched an ideas contest to ‘enhance the visibility and image’ of Birmingham’s Grimshaw-designed Millennium Point (pictured). The brief calls for a ‘fabulous and unforgettable pavilion’ to improve the approach from Jennens Road. A £500 stipend is offered to shortlisted teams with the winner announced in February 2013 [Stage 1 entries to be returned by 8 January]

A contest has opened to design a 280m² open workshop space made from recycled construction waste on the Caravanserai community site in Canning Town, east London. Open to architects and students, the contest seeks ‘poetic and useful’ structures with all entries requiring input from qualified engineers. The winning project will be constructed in February and runners-up will share a £1,000 prize fund. [Submissions must be received by 9 January]

The London Borough of Hackney is seeking a design team for the redevelopment of Springfield Park, Clapton. The five-month feasibility study contract has a maximum value of £20,000. [Responses are due by 10 January]

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